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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pours clear gold-amber, with a one-finger cream-colored head, very good clinging lacing. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, coriander, and biscuit. Medium-light body, creamy, very dry. Bitter from the start, with lots of pine resin flavor, just a bit of biscuit sweetness, grassy mid-palate, with a strong lingering bitter finish with more pine resin and some herbal notes. It’s fantastic to have such a big tasting, aggressively hopped beer from New Belgium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Appearance: Bright yellow color. Tiny bubbles in the head and great head retention. Smell: Suitable hoppy nose, very noticeable crisp smell. Taste: Strong bitter bite. Nothing subtle about it. Mouthfeel: Sharp on the tongue, NB isn’t messing around with this IPA. Good for them. Drinkability: As assertive as it is, I’ve had IPA’s that were a little more balanced. I’d dial it back one notch for a little more smoothness. Odd and Ends - I really like this package. Sharp.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (931) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Draught > Gingerman. Very surprised at this one. Very solid and for NB beers(besides 1554) that’s saying a lot. Good malt backbone but lots of hoppy bitterness up front. Some fresh grapefruit flavor too. Could have plenty of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Clear gold pour with a fluffy white head and spotty lace. Aroma is light spruce and grains. Flavor is citrusy, caramel, and grapefruit. Nice bitterness. Body is a tad thin. Still really decent stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2947) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle during the Superbowl. The pour was gold to slight amber in color, decent initial head and lacing. The aroma was full citrus, some pine, a touch of caramel. The flavor followed, citrus first (grapefruity, lemons), pine, herbal hops, caramel, biscuit, bittering floral type hops, finishing wiht a decent bitter finish. Strong carbonation keeps this thing alive in the mouth and it is decent, just not a standout. Held its own alongside the Two Hearted I had with it, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (689) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle.
Dark golden with an off white head and sticky lace.
Aroma is caramel, earth and a touch of citrus.
Flavor stats off malty then the hops kick in. Citrus up front with some pine in the middle, and a citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2012) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
gold pour with a thick white head. aroma is herbal and lighter citrus hoppiness, some light malt in the background. flavour is medium bitter, soft biscuity malt sweetness. herbal hop.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6725) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
draft at hudson public. pours a hazy coppery dark gold with a thin white head. plenty of sheeting lace on the way down. nice piney nose, very appealing, but not much complexity to it. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel, toast, grapefruit, and pine on the mid palate. mild piney finish, some linger. very appealing and drinkable but not really very distinctive or imaginative.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus in Shawnee, KS. Pours a crystal clear gold with a small, creamy, off-white head that leaves behind a solid sheet of lace as it recedes. The nose is a big floral and piny/citric hop front over a more subtle pale malt note. Medium-bodied and quite soft, almost creamy while on your tongue, it transitions to a solid tongue-squeezing bitterness at the finish. The flavor is pretty consistent with the nose: a lot of floral hops up-front with some citri-piny-herbal hops following along afterward and just enough pale malt in support to keep the hops in check. Quaffable wiith a nice lingering bitterness, this is a very serviceable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
22 oz bimber from Bevmo. Nice orange amber with pinky head to lace. Nose stinky pot smelling hints wrapped by citrus and mango and pine. Taste is big sweet pop with bitterness behind. Light in the mouth. Good taste, but not a lot of it. Your friends who fear the big beers will like this one. I like this one though, and I like the big beers. Sessionable.


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